Daily Total: 1000km
Trip Total: 4030km
Distance to go: 370km

Today was a massive day. Whilst I was sitting back at the campsite at Mundrabilla, I did the math on the remaining journey and figured out I better put in a big day to ensure I got into Perth to catch the plane home. I knew Southern Cross, so I decided that I would try to get there and stay at the caravan park. I needed to charge the laptop and I needed a shower, so it seem like a logical conclusion. Because it was a pretty big day of riding, I did not really get a lot of chances to stop and take many photos.

Early morning start, right on sunset. The plain certainly puts on a show at this time of day. There was still a little bit of cloud around, but it was clearing pretty fast.

Next stop was Madura Pass for fuel. I stopped briefly at the lookout also. Not a bad view, but the camera does not do it justice

The next fuel stop is Caiguna, then onto the longest straight road in Australia. Its also the home the Caiguna Blowhole.

Onward to Balladonia for fuel and a quick bite to eat, then another stop at Norseman for fuel, and a final fuel stop at Coolgardie. It was at this point that I decided to push onto Southern Cross. I still had plenty of daylight, and the GPS suggested a 4:30pm arrival. So Back in the saddle and on the road.

Well I made it to Southern Cross. I booked into the caravan park rather than the free camp. This meant I could have a shower and charge the laptop. With the swag set up, I jumped back on the bike and went to the railway hotel for a 6 pack. Once back and freshly showered, I got chatting to a gang of railway workers around the fire. Well 6 beers, a couple of warm Stones Mac’s and many Captain Morgans later, the updating of the blog didn’t happen.

The temperature dropped to -1 overnight. Thankfully I was wise enough to put on thermals before beers. I even zipped myself into the sleeping bag, which is pretty rare for me. The beverages probably helped tame the cold as well!

Tomorrows Destination is Perth! A short day, less than 400km!

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